Palestinians to submit bid for full UN membership on Sept. 23.

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RAMALLAH, West Bank—The top Palestinian diplomat says the Palestinians will submit a bid for full membership at the U.N. Security Council on Sept.. 23.

Riad al-Malki’s told reporters on Thursday in the West Bank capital of Ramallah that the bid would be submitted next Friday.

His remarks appear to end the speculation over whether the Palestinians would risk a threatened U.S. veto of their statehood bid.

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